Dolphin Deaths Investigation Goes National

making my point

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graphic courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Please see our previous post :

Beachings: Are We Washed Up, Too?

As we posted on fb and twitter earlier this week, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has declared the unprecedented number of dolphin deaths in the Atlantic an “unusual mortality event”.

From NOAA

“Current bottlenose dolphin strandings are over nine times the historical average for the months of July and August for the Mid-Atlantic Region. All age classes of bottlenose dolphins are involved and strandings range from a few live animals to mostly dead animals with many very decomposed. Many dolphins have presented with lesions on their skin, mouth, joints, or lungs.”

Thankfully, someone is listening.

The Infographics that explain how bad it is:

The good news is this declaration should* help bring federal funding to help research what is happening. Don’t forget, many oceanographic INTERNS who do much…

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